Student Thesaurus

One entry found for ancestor.
Entry Word: ancestor
Function: noun
Text: 1 a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent <Bridie's Irish ancestors immigrated to the United States in the 19th century during the Great Potato Famine>
Synonyms father, forebear (also forbear), forefather, grandfather
Related Words grandmother, matriarch, patriarch; ancestry, antecedents
Near Antonyms children, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed; heir, inheritor, son, successor
Antonyms descendant (or descendent)
2 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed <pinball machines--the ancestors of today's video games--go back to the 19th century>
Synonyms antecedent, foregoer, forerunner, precursor, predecessor
Related Words archetype, model, original, prototype; father, mother
Near Antonyms by-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off; daughter, son
Antonyms descendant (or descendent)